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Barbara Barrett, Ryan McCarthy Nominations Advance to Full Senate

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved Ryan McCarthy and Barbara Barrett for the top civilian positions at the U.S. Army and Air Force, respectively through a voice vote, The Hill reported Wednesday. Their nominations will head to the full Senate for a confirmation vote less than a week after they fielded questions from SASC members.

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Nominee Ryan McCarthy Aims to Continue Readiness, Modernization & Reform Efforts as Army Secretary

Acting U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would ensure continued support for the country's deployed warfighters if he is confirmed to the position on a full-time basis, the military service reported Thursday.

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OMB Raises Concern Over Space-Based Sensor Layer Development Provision in Senate Bill

The Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees expressing concern on a provision in the Senate’s defense policy measure that would limit the Pentagon’s ability to develop a space-based missile defense architecture, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

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Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Senate-Confirmed as Chief of Naval Operations

The Senate has voted to promote Vice Adm. Michael Gilday to admiral and confirm his position as chief of naval operations, Military.com reported Thursday. Gilday, the current director of the Joint Staff, received Senate confirmation for the U.S. Navy role after the Senate Armed Services Committee’s vote of approval

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David Norquist Discusses Analytics, AI at Senate Confirmation Hearing

David Norquist, the White House’s nominee for deputy defense secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said he wants the Department of Defense to advance its use of artificial intelligence, data analytics and other emerging technologies to implement the 2018 National Defense Strategy, Defense News reported Wednesday. Norquist, who serves as DoD comptroller, told the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing Wednesday about the potential benefits of AI. 

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Senate Armed Services Committee to Expedite David Norquist Nomination Hearing

Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., have announced the Senate Armed Services Committee's intention to conduct an early nomination hearing for David Norquist, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient and President Trump's pick for deputy secretary of defense. SASC said Thursday that it will host the nomination hearing on Wednesday, July 24 to provide advice and consent.

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